Asian American Women Leaders: What I’d Tell My Younger Self

Friday, May 28, 2021 |  8:00 – 9:00pm EDT

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There is so much wisdom in hindsight. Whether you are just starting out, looking to level up, or wanting to transform your career, join the Tzu Chi Center for this special online panel featuring Asian American Women Leaders on “What I’d Tell My Younger Self.”

During our discussion, we’ll get to better understand the major challenges our distinguished guests have faced, what advice they wish they had to overcome them (among others), and what pearls of wisdom we can learn from their experience.

The event will be hosted by Tzu Chi’s Teresa Lee and will be rounded out by a brief Q & A. Join us!


Special Guests:

Grace Meng, US Congresswoman, Representing NY’s 6th District. She is currently serving her fifth term and is the first Asian American member of congress from New York. Congresswoman Meng is a member of the Powerhouse Appropriations Committee, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and serves as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. She has long fought to expand opportunities for communities of color, young people and women, and small-businesses.

Pat Wang, President & Chief Executive Officer at Healthfirst, which offers health insurance to nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers. Healthfirst is the largest not-for-profit health plan in New York State and one of the largest regional insurers serving Medicaid and Medicare consumers in the country. In early 2021, Pat was chosen to co-chair NY’s Vaccine Equity Taskforce to ensure equitable access to and confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine. She is also a graduate of Princeton University and the NYU School of Law.

Jenny Low, Director of Administrative Services Division at the New York City Council’s Office of Speaker Corey Johnson. She is the first Asian American Democratic District Leader elected in NYC. She is a former banker, having managed millions of dollars in charitable giving for JP Morgan Chase and ensuring that funds were distributed to local nonprofits serving in low-income communities. During the pandemic, Jenny volunteered with Rethink Food NYC to distribute free, culturally-sensitive meals to seniors and the needy in NYC’s Chinatown and Lower East Side.